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Mansion on O Street Annual Sale Through September 8

August 26, 2013

Mansion On O Street, the luxury boutique hotel noted for unique, artistic,period furnishings in every room, hidden doors and secret passages, is opening all five floors of the mansion and filling them with one-of-a-kind items donated by members, friends, neighbors and guests. Join the shopping extravaganza from August 27th through September 8th. Doors open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

(Photo by: omansion.com)

Shop the Razzle Dazzle while you attend one of their weekly dining events and get 10% off the sale of purchases (antiques excluded).

Bring your own shopping bags, please. All proceeds benefit the O Street Museum Foundation.

Mansion on O Street is located at 2020 O Street.

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End of Summer Party at Susan Calloway Fine Arts Aug 23

August 22, 2013

Stop by Susan Calloway Fine Arts Friday, August 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for an End of Summer Party. You'll have a chance to see Chance Encounters, an exhibition curated by talented summer interns Ben Slyngstad and Sara Erickson. 

With guidance from the gallery staff, Slyngstad and Erickson chose to create a show that highlights the unlimited conversations among the varied works in the gallery's large collection. Featuring over 30 artworks, including paintings by contemporary artists Brad Aldridge, Barbara Sussberg, David Ivan Clark and local artist Shaun Rabah.

Susan Calloway Fine Arts is located at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue.

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Vote for Martha's Tudor Place Trunk

August 14, 2013

When Martha Washington's granddaughter, Martha Custis Peter married Georgetown landowner and merchant Thomas Peter, they celebrated with gifts, including a leather trunk from Martha Washington, made by the young country's finest saddlers.

Used and preserved through six generations, the leather trunk remains at Tudor Place, the eight acre property the couple purchased with an inheritance from George Washington. In perilous condition, this trunk is now competing for the dubious prize of "Top 10 Endangered Artifact" in Virginia and D.C.

The award could bring much needed attention and funding to conserve the artifact for future generations and promote heritage conservation in general. Tudor Place is asking the public to vote today through August 29th to help Martha's wedding gift reach the top spot. Voting is unlimited, and participants can vote for one or more of the contestants.

Ten honorees and a "People's Choice" winner will be announced in September, based on the public poll and subsequent review by an expert panel convened by the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM), the contest's organizer. Click here to cast your vote and read about the trunk's full story.


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